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bio website iorate.com
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seen Sep 11 at 17:01

I've worked in a broad range of IT roles and learned various aspects of programming and many languages in the process.
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Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
Jun
10
comment
That would be a good reason! I for some reason though that these happened more often.
Jun
10
comment
I'm glad to see your name here terdon. I have one question: I See you yourself just earned the "Caucus" badge, meaning you haven't participated in an election before with enough reputation to vote. What would you give as the reason for not doing so in the past?
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
May
22
comment What is the difference between path and directory?
This answer has some serious issues. Paths don't normally contain ":" but they technically can. Your statements are difficult to discern. I would edit this, but I am unable to tell what you are trying to say in places
May
22
revised What is the difference between path and directory?
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May
22
answered What is the difference between path and directory?
May
16
awarded  Critic
May
12
awarded  Nice Answer
May
5
comment Preventing accidental directory deletion. Making an alias that contains options?
I agree with rook's comment. Ever since accidentally hitting enter while typing in "rm -rf /var/" before finishing the path "www/magento/var/cache/*" I never type "rm" without verifying I am in the deepest directory possible to do what I want.
Apr
17
accepted How can I connect to a Mac OSX Maverick Shared Screen from Fedora 18?
Apr
17
comment How can I get the version of the pgrep & pkill commands?
@Gabriel The beauty of Open Source, is you can actually add this to the manpage for that project if you are so inclined :)
Apr
8
comment copy smallest files first?
@cpugeniusmv Correct...I somehow missed the recursive part....I could modify this to handle recursion, but I think at this point other answers do a better job. I'll leave this here in case it helps someone who sees the question.
Apr
8
revised copy smallest files first?
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Apr
8
comment copy smallest files first?
Yes...I keep assuming no one has newlines in their filenames
Apr
8
answered copy smallest files first?
Apr
8
comment Openssl upgraded via apt-get, `openssl version` showing previous version
If you have doubts, you can check for the vulnerability using filippo.io/Heartbleed
Apr
8
comment How could I signal to a cron job to skip runs?
I like the way @Gnouc does this because it doesn't clutter the crontab, and it leaves whatever script you want this behavior to apply to untouched. Also, if you decide later to add scripts, you don't have to rerun the wrapper, just add your script to it.
Apr
8
comment How do I recover from the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL?
@Gilles You're right, I haven't gotten it in my thick skull yet that only SSL/TLS is affected...SSH is not
Apr
8
comment How do I recover from the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL?
@Gilles So the only passwords that don't potentially need to be changed are password to accounts that aren't logged into remotely...Unless an attacker was able to gain access by fooling your server into believing they were a user with elevated priveleges...Safer to change them all IMHO